Save your power bills. Track electricity (kWh) and gas (therms or CCUs). Figure out
your "load profile." Watch usage drop as you implement changes.
Cut your consumption by
half, and you double the share of energy a solar system produces.
You can make your home more energy efficient a little at a time. You don't have to spend
$15k for a PV system to get started.
low hanging fruit everywhere. Seal cracks, tape air ducts, change light bulbs, put foam gaskets around your outlets, install
programmable thermostats, modify your behavior, upgrade doors and windows, and put in some insulation. It all adds up to significant
If you have not yet focused on efficiency
in your home, we can almost guarantee that you can cut your energy use by up to 50% very cost effectively. Maybe not tomorrow,
but if you spend some time chipping away at it, you can do it.
Note that some of us have reduced our
average consumption by 65% or more and still have more to do.